Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics -PGDBA- syllabus comprises four subjects – Verbal Ability (VA), Data Interpretation and Data Visualization, Logical Reasoning (LR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA). The syllabus of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics -PGDBA- exam is defined by the PGDBA conducting authorities, i.e., IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata and remains the same every year. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics -PGDBA- 2020 official notification is out and PGDBA 2020 exam will be held on February 16, 2020. Timings for the PGDBA 2020 exam are 10:30 A.M. – 01:30 P.M. Earlier PGDBA exam used to be in pen and paper-based mode but from this year PGDBA 2020 will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) i.e. in online mode. The duration of the PGDBA 2020 exam is 3 hours. The test will have a total of 50 questions carrying 150 marks. Each of these questions will be a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ). Every question will have only one correct answer. There will be 15 questions on Verbal Ability, 5 questions on Logical Reasoning, 5 questions on Data Interpretation and Data Visualization, and 25 questions on Quantitative Aptitude.
The key to success in any exam is understanding the syllabus. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics -PGDBA 2020- syllabus and exam pattern are discussed below. To perform well in the PGDBA exam, candidates must complete the PGDBA syllabus by December and practice the previous year’s PGDBA question papers, mock test series and topics suggested by experts from January onwards. Here is a brief syllabus for the PGDBA exam.
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This section comprises of 15 questions. Verbal Ability syllabus comprises of below topics:
- Reading & Comprehension
- Grammar/correction of sentences
- Para Jumble
- Word Usage
This section comprises of 5 questions.
Logical connectives, Statements, and Conclusions, Matching, and sequences.
This section comprises of 5 questions.
Data driven questions (pie charts, graphs, trends)
Quantitative Ability section comprises of the below topics. This section comprises of 25 questions.
• Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneous linear equations, binomial theorem, series, AP, GP, HP, matrices)
• Euclidean geometry
• Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections)
• Trigonometry (triangles, trigonometric identities, heights, and distances)
• Calculus (functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maxima & minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration)
Best Books for Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) Exam
Books for PGDBA Quantitative Aptitude
|Books for PGDBA Quantitative Aptitude||Author Name/Publisher|
|NCERT Mathematics Books (Class 9 to 12)||NCERT|
|Mathematics for Class 11th and 12th by RD Sharma||R D Sharma|
|Mathematics for Class 11th and 12th by RS Aggarwal||R S Aggarwal|
|How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT||Sarvesh Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Aptitude for CAT||Nishit Sinha|
Books for PGDBA Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
|Books for PGDBA Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||Author Name/Publisher|
|CAT Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||Gautam Puri|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Ananta Ashisha|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT||Arun Sharma|
Books for PGDBA Verbal Ability
|Books for PGDBA Verbal Ability||Author Name/Publisher|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|High School English Grammar & Composition||Wren & Martin|
|30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Mass Market Paperback||Wilfred Funk & Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster|
PGDBA Exam Pattern
PGDBA 2020 exam will be conducted in an online i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT) mode at various centers across India. The total number of questions in the exam paper will be 50 divided across different sections including Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and candidates will get 180 minutes (3 hours) to answer the questions. There is no sectional time limit to attempt any section. Here is a brief summary of the PGDBA 2020 exam pattern.
|PGDBA Exam Pattern|
|Mode of PGDBA examination||Online Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Language of PGDBA paper||English|
|Number of sections in PGDBA exam||4|
|Duration of PGDBA exam||180 minutes or 3 hours|
|Number of questions in PGDBA exam||50|
|Number of answer choices per question||4|
|PGDBA Marking Scheme||+3 for each correct answer; -1 for each incorrect answer; there is no penalty for the questions not attempted|
|Total Marks in PGDBA Exam||150|
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